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ea0026p73 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2011

68Ga-DOTATATE PET shows a better diagnostic performance than octreoscan in patients with neuroendocrine tumors

Faggiano Antongiulio , Aloi Luigi , Caraco Corradina , Ramundo Valeria , Severino Rosa , Lombardi Gaetano , Colao Annamaria , Lastoria Secondo

Background and objective: 111In-DPTA-Octreotide (Octreoscan) has limited spatial resolution and a somewhat lower receptor affinity of the radiopeptide compared to DOTATATE, a novel somatostatin analogue, which can be radiolabelled with 68Ga and adapted for PET imaging, resulting in an increased spatial resolution. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of 68Ga-DOTATATE PET in patients with NET and to compare this tecni...